The dance/poms team practices and performs at Wauwatosa East HS from August to March at school athletic events and competition meets.  Tryouts are in April the preceding year to ensure a roster at the beginning of the next school year.  Contact the head coach with any interest in the program.

Head Coach: Marylana Gurman

Assistant Coach: Claire Karon


Attention ALL Dancers!

Raiderette Dance Team Tryouts 

When: Tuesday, April 10th- Friday, April 13th,  6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Wauwatosa East High School Gym/ Learning Center (Rain)

* Dancers MUST attend all tryout dates, or get absence pre-approved by Coach

No previous dance experience needed, but encouraged!

All 8th- 11th grade girls interested in trying out for the team must attend the mandatory informational meeting on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 7:00pm. Meeting will be held in the Wauwatosa East Library. A parent or guardian must be in attendance.

Candidates interested in trying out must submit two letters of recommendation by the final day of tryout on Friday, April 13th to Coach Gruman at These letters of recommendation must be from your current school teachers, administrator, case manager, or counselor.  Girls who do not have two letters by the time of the last tryout date on the 13th, will not be eligible to make the team.

The letter may be brief- covering current academic achievement/how they’re as a student in the classroom, as well as why you feel they would make a great candidate to the team.
A valid physical must be on file in order to tryout.  Contact Sue Flatley,, with the form if you are an 8th grader or a non-returner to verify you have one on file.
Any questions regarding try-outs, contact Coach Gruman at